Edna Giles Fuller first female member of the Florida Legislature

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03 Apr 1929

1929 – Edna Giles Fuller, the first female member of the Florida Legislature gave her first formal speech to her fellow members of the State Legislator on this date. She was born in Lake City in 1874 but soon moved to Orlando to live with her uncle. She briefly attended Rollins College before attending Centenary in Cleveland, Ohio.  Fuller, who represented Orange County, championed women’s suffrage and the right for women to serve on juries.  She also encouraged women’s involvement in the war effort during the Second World War.

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